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Seeded Hamburger Buns

Seeded Hamburger Buns

Soft buns, topped with crunchy seeds, are a perfect complement to grilled burgers.



  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, whole golden flax seeds or Everything Bread and Bagel Topping
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder, optional
  • 2 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour


  • 2 tablespoons Everything Bread and Bagel Topping or whole flax seeds
  • 1 large egg white, or Quick Shine spray


  1. Dough: Combine all of the dough ingredients, and mix and knead them, by hand, mixer, or bread machine, to make a soft dough.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise in a warm place for an hour, until it's almost doubled in size.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased surface, flatten it slightly, and divide it into 6 pieces, each weighing about 3 1/2 to 4 ounces.
  4. Roll each piece into a ball.
  5. Place balls into the greased cups of a hamburger bun pan, flattening gently.
  6. Cover and let rise until the buns have doubled in size. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Bake the buns for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove them from the oven, brush with lightly beaten egg white (or spray with Quick Shine) and sprinkle with seed topping; do this quickly, or the seeds won't stick!
  9. Return the buns to the oven and bake for 5 to 8 minutes, until they're golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven, and cool on a rack.

Hands-on 20 to 40 min | Baking: 15 to 20 min | Yield: 6 large buns

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): King Arthur Flour.

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